Paddy Joe McHugh
The Hot Seat
Published in the Milltown Newsletter April 1996
Full Name: Paddy Joe Mchugh.
Occupation: Retired Farmer.
Favourite Food: Bacon, Cabbage and Golden Wonder potatoes.
Favourite T.V. Programme: Emmerdale & Questions and Answers.
Favourite Actor: Joe Lynch.
Favourite Song: The Fields of Athenry.
Favourite Singer: Charlie Landsborough.
Favourite Colour: Black
Earliest Memory: In 1949 I remember going to Croke Park to a pioneer rally. I remained a pioneer until I was over 40 years old.
Worst Moment at School: No bad moments at school
Early School Days: I remember Miss Acton as my first school teacher
First Job: Farming. In those days it was dig with a spade and shovel and ploughing with horses.
First Dance: Was in Ballindine. I walked down the railway line from Milltown station to Ballindine with John Joe Walsh and Paddy Mallon. Music was by Paddy O’Loughlin and his band.
Person you most admire: My wife Bridie – we are now 41 years married.
Favourite Memories: The day I got married and the day I won the Milltown lotto.
Favourite Drink: Guinness
Favourite Pastimes: Darts and Cards. Some years ago we used to play cards in neighbouring houses.
Person admired locally: Christy Molloy – my former school teacher
If you won the Lotto: I’d take care of my family – 14 children and 20 grandchildren
If you had the power to Rule the World: My ambition would be to have peace all over the world
Any Regrets in Life: None – I’d do the same all over again.
Favourite Quotation: Go mbéirimid beo ag an am seo arís.